Image and courtesy of Alan Burles.
“Street photography can be more than shapes, shadows, silhouettes, movement, colours. It can be rich in ideas, humour and narrative, as Elliot Erwitt has shown his whole career. Life gives constantly and I consider my photos to be gifts. It is almost seeing without looking. The photographs happen to me – I do not search out the photographs. My photographs were reviewed in a magazine in China recently and I managed to get the Cantonese text translated. The reviewer said “Sometimes it needs you to just enjoy his work, sometimes it requires your eyes to listen to the jokes its telling you”. I now call the way I work Listening With My Eyes.”
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Editor’s comment: “A beautiful composition involving both symmetry and color, Alan brings a bit of brightness, cheer, and humor, with this shot. For a subject matter that fills most people with thoughts of mundanity and stress, this moment is pure joy.”